§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many conservation areas have been designated in England and Wales; and if he will give the numbers and approximate total areas they cover in each county.
§ Mr. Monro
A total of 4,985 conservation areas have been designated in England. The corresponding figure for Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend.149W
Information by county about the numbers of conservation areas and the areas which they cover is not readily available and could not be obtained except at disproportionate costs.